Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

SMSU’s Upset Bid Of Mankato Comes Up Short

Mustangs Drop Opener 38-23

MARSHALL, Minn. – No. 3 ranked and defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion Minnesota State scored the game’s final 10 points in the fourth quarter to hold off a late Southwest Minnesota State comeback attempt to earn a 38-23 victory in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. MSU’s victory…

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Gannon Moore’s road to becoming an USA rugby player was anything but a straight line. Gannon Moore, USA Rugby Wing says: “It all started actually at this field here, when I was a freshman in high school my older brother told me that rugby would make me a better football player.” Moore played both sports at Lincoln High…

Mustangs’ Reiss Receives Award on National TV

Mustangs' Reiss Receives Award on National TV

LOS ANGELES – Southwest Minnesota State University senior volleyball player Taylor Reiss officially received the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year Award on Monday night at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. Reiss, a native of Tauton, Minn., received the award and was interviewed in front of…

SMSU’s Reiss Named D-II Athlete of the Year

SMSU's Reiss Named D-II Athlete of the Year

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball standout Taylor Reiss, who was announced last Friday as the Division II Honda Female Athlete of the Year, will receive her award on Monday night in front of a live national television audience and Mustang fans are encouraged to tune in. Reiss will be presented with the honor on a live telecast airing on…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss Named National Athlete Of The Year In Division Two

Will Be Honored Next Week In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – Taylor Reiss, a senior outside hitter from the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team, has been named the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.   Reiss will be presented with this honor on a live telecast on CBS…

NSIC Volleyball Tournament Moving To Sanford Pentagon

Eight-Team Tournament Agrees To Deal From 2019-2021

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Sanford Pentagon are excited to announce an agreement that will bring the NSIC Volleyball Tournament to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the next three years.  The eight-team, single elimination tournament will be held at the Sanford Pentagon in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons. The NSIC Volleyball Tournament, one of,…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a double-digit second half deficit and then used a big 3-pointer late in overtime to earn a thrilling 84-78 overtime victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU (18-13) will now advance to Tuesday’s night championship game versus regular…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-Bruggeman Leads SMSU Past Bemidji & Into Semifinals For Third Straight Year

Mustangs Win 75-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored 38 points—one shy of the tournament record—and dished out five assists with four steals to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 75-62 victory over Bemidji State in the quarterfinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   SMSU, 17-13 overall and the tournament’s No. 5 seed from the…

NSIC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

Tournament Shifts To Pentagon Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NSIC Basketball tournament shifts to the Sanford Pentagon tomorrow for quarterfinal play with a bevy of local teams still alive. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the weekend comes at high noon on Sunday when the top seeded Northern State men face Sioux Falls. At 23-6 and 3rd in the central region rankings, the defending National…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

Augustana Sweeps Final Regular Season Hoops Doubleheader From SMSU

Viking Women Win 95-83, Men Win 77-73

MEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Picked to finish 7th in the NSIC preseason poll, the Augustana men’s basketball team is the 2018-19 South Division co-champions. Augustana, who splits the league title with Minnesota State, finishes the regular season with a 77-73 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday. The Vikings improve to 18-10 (14-8 NSIC) and SMSU drops to 15-13…

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few…

SMSU Women Upset 13th Ranked Augustana, Viking Men Pull Away From Mustangs

Southwest Minnesota State-Augustana Hoops Doubleheader

WOMEN’S RECAP COURTESY SMSU ATHLETICS MARSHALL, Minn. – Freshman Jenna Borchers connected on a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 74-71 victory over No. 22 Augustana on Friday night at the R/A Facility in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball.   The victory was SMSU’s first over a ranked team since Jan. 16,…

SOUND: Nebraska and SMSU’s Reunion Visit Beneficial for Mustangs

LINCOLN, N.E. — When Nebraska Head Coach and Doland native Tim Miles hosted SMSU it wasn’t just for an easy victory. It was a reunion many won’t soon forget. Brad Bigler the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State, played for Miles at SMSU in the 1990s. On Saturday, he faced his old coach in Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 23rd ranked Huskers…

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

SMSU Outlasts Sioux Falls After Quick Turnaround From Nebraska Game

Mustangs Wins 79-75

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State picked up a big road victory on Sunday night behind a game-high 31 points from Ryan Bruggeman to defeat the University of Sioux Falls, 79-75 in NSIC men’s basketball at the Stewart Center.   The victory for SMSU avenged an earlier 94-72 loss to USF in Marshall on Dec. 1. SMSU improves to…

SMSU Second Quarter Stampede Leads To Win At Sioux Falls

Mustang Women Win 77-61

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State stopped a three-game losing streak and earned its first road victory of the season with an impressive 77-61 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday in NSIC women’s college basketball at the Stewart Center.   SMSU, which earned its first win over USF since Jan. 15, 2013, snapping an 11-game…